Makuahine and Kaikamahine The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex. ~Wynonna JuddRikki sighed as she sat waiting for the plane to land in Molokai Airport, in Hawaii. She was flying back to Hawaii for the holiday season. It had been about 2 years since she had been home. Rikki had decided to head to college in Philadelphia, at the Art Institute. She had been studying photography, and was in the top of her class.Her mother, Malu Kealoha, had been asking her to come back to visit for about 3 months, when they finally set it all up. The two had spent a lot of time together when Rikki was still in Hawaii, so it was pretty hard on both. But, Rikki was almost done with college, so it would be different soon.Rikki looked around her. There weren't a lot of tourists on this plane, if any at all. Most were just a few surfers looking for some choice waves during the winter. And the rest were residents of Ho'olehua, the town where they were landing. The ai
Tus as an UireMy name is Cara Whitney. I'm 14 years old, and my older brother and I have just migrated from Ireland. We left, like many of the other Irish immigrants, because we hope to find a new life and better work in America. Our parents died when we were younger, so it's just been us these last few years. We had stayed with our aunt and uncle, but we decided to set out on our own.My brother's name is Aedan. He's 22 and cares a great deal for me. We've spent our whole lives together, so we're very close. He's hoping to become a carpenter here, and go to school to become a lawyer. We both are fairly skilled in a few things, so I think we'll do fine here.I'm also a bit scared. I think we'll be ok through the tests, but we don't know anyone else here, so I have good reason to be a bit fearful. But, I also feel strong and happy. We're going to prove that we can start a new life for ourselves.We just landed on Ellis Island, in New York City's Harbor. I am so excited to finally be here. From what I
A WolfA lone wolfShe has left her packTo set out on her own adventureI wonder what she has seenHer pure white fur is capturing the sunlightRays of light make her seem almost like a ghostAs she runs thru the forestI wonder where she is goingThe wolf may have smelled another like herShe has disappearedWas she ever really there?
Two EyesThere are two eyesHiding in the green undergrowthI've seen them beforeWatching me as I tromp thru the jungleI've seen them up in the high treesHanging on vinesPeering at me thru the leavesI have a good guess as to who the eyes belong toHe is a hidden beauty They were once and still are hunted for their gorgeous peltsHe is an appealing chestnut brown with midnight black spotsCan you guess who he is?The Leopard
Cherry BlossomsA cloud of pink falling all aroundThe tree has lost it's colorBut, more will growIt is a sight to seeThe millions of cherry blossoms falling Slowly drifting on the breezeComing to softly rest on the green Earth belowSome are still coming downThey'll finish their journey soonAnd start all over again next year
SimplicityFar from the city's glistening glow,Out in the astounding wilderness,The flowers are blooming,Even in the shadows of a pine tree,The stars shine even brighter out here,Than most people know.It's like looking at a stunning crystal,The natural beauty of the Earth is amazing,You just have to look for it. There's the gentle, delicacy of Spring.With cherry blossoms falling from the trees,The wind blowing refreshing breezes,Animals, enjoying the pleasantness with their offspring.The scorching, boisterous SummerWith the bright budding fruits,The wind barely swirling the stifling air,And the animals, trying to keep cool,By swimming in refreshing, cool water.The euphoric transformation that is Fall,The mesmeric orange and brown leaves swirling together,Creating a calmative climate.The wind giving off light gusts of airAnimals, gathering food and preparing for the next season.The frozen purity that is Winter,The almost hypnotic pearly white snowflakes,That sl